Multi-format multi-input UHD video capture card with optional H.264 encoding
Matrox® Clarity UHD is a comprehensive video capture card supporting the full range of video formats from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) all the way to ultra-high definition (UHD). Mini DisplayPort™, HD-BNC, HDMI™, and custom analog DVI1 connectivity are provided to hook up to and switch between the different types of legacy and advanced video sources used in medical, surveillance, and simulation-training applications. System setup and management are further simplified with the board’s automatic video source presence and format detection. Matrox Clarity UHD can simultaneously acquire multiple streams—such as eight HD (1080p60) or two 4K UHD (2160p60) video streams—and reliably transfer these off-board using its efficient PCIe® 2.0 x8 host interface.
Multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adaptors with PoE for GigE Vision
Matrox® Concord PoE is a new generation of Gigabit Ethernet adaptors for interfacing one or more GigE Vision® cameras supporting Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). Available with two or four Gigabit Ethernet ports, these network interface cards (NICs) simplify system configuration, not only by handling command and streaming protocols but also providing power over a single standard Cat 5e/6 cable per camera connection. An isolated PoE implementation protects cameras, board, and host computer from damage due to electrical faults and stray current that adversely affects camera detection.
Matrox Concord PoE also provides—as an option—a useful Trigger-over-Ethernet (ToE) capability for multiple cameras working together. The hardware-assisted ToE capability allows the sending of a software trigger or an action-command to one or more cameras based on an external input event. The ToE applies to camera(s) on the same or multiple Ethernet ports for a given trigger event. Moreover, this ToE feature helps reduce trigger latency and remove jitter brought on by a non-deterministic host environment.
Smart network interface cards for efficient high-bandwidth GigE Vision acquisition
Matrox® GevIQ is the industry’s first network interface card (NIC) offering generic GigE Vision® acquisition offload at speeds up to 25 Gigabits/s per port. With GigE Vision packet processing performed directly onboard, Matrox GevIQ boards enable capture from one or more cameras without any image data loss.
GigE Vision is a camera interface standard that delivers rapid image transfer over distances up to 100 m using standard copper, and up to 5,000 m using standard fiber-optic Ethernet cabling. The standard supports physical links from 1 to 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). Use of 10 and 25 GbE by cameras are gaining industry popularity as they are ideal for vision applications requiring the utmost imaging speed and resolution. Machine vision applications requiring cameras with a 10+ GbE interface can, however, be challenging—they benefit from a high data transmission rate but suffer from increased demands on the host system, resulting in corrupted or dropped image frames, and increased processing latency.
Matrox GevIQ NICs provide a more versatile and widely compatible alternative to custom-built or proprietary solutions based on 10+ GbE. The board is equipped with two 25 GbE ports and acquires from these with very little host CPU usage. Multiple 1, 2.5, 5, or 10 GbE cameras can be aggregated at each port for a total of up to 32 input sources. Support of the standard SFP28 connector allows users to select from standard direct attach copper (DAC) or fiber-optic Ethernet cables for their specific installation requirements.
Feature-packed high-performance Camera Link frame grabber series
Matrox® Radient eV-CL is a series of Camera Link® frame grabbers with the most comprehensive features currently available in the industry. The frame grabber line-up offers reliable image acquisition, extended cable length support, and high frame-rate image capture that will extend the effectiveness of the Camera Link standard for years to come.
Feature-packed high-performance Camera Link frame grabbers with FPGA-based image processing offload
Matrox® Rapixo CL Pro is a series of Camera Link® frame grabbers with the most comprehensive features currently available in the industry. Built upon the field-proven design of the Matrox Radient eV series of Camera Link frame grabbers, the Matrox Rapixo CL Pro offers reliable image acquisition, extended cable length support, high frame-rate image capture, and onboard image processing offload that will extend the effectiveness of the Camera Link standard for years to come.
Single- to quad-input CoaXPress 2.0 frame grabbers with optional data forwarding and FPGA-based image processing offload
Matrox® Rapixo CXP is a new generation of frame grabbers, supporting version 2.0 of the CoaXPress® digital interface standard for machine vision applications. The Matrox Rapixo CXP series supports data rates of either up to 6.25 Gbps (CXP-6) or up to 12.5 Gbps (CXP-12) per connection. The PCIe® host interface comfortably matches the maximum input bandwidth from the CoaXPress links. The CoaXPress links are accessed through high-density BNC connectors allowing for a homogenous interconnection with new cameras. Power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP) support on each connection simplifies system configurations, combining the camera’s power interface with its command- and data-interface onto the same coaxial cable.
The Matrox Rapixo CXP series of frame grabbers feature one, two, or four connections for interfacing to independent cameras. Matrox Rapixo CXP Dual and Quad models can also handle higher data rates through connection aggregation. The Matrox Rapixo CXP series possesses sufficient onboard memory to buffer incoming image data in situations where the host computer is temporarily unable to accept data. The fanless design for select models ensures extended use without maintenance.